The Council for International Relations (CIR) has praised the position of former Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams, who has called for the expulsion of Israel’s ambassador after its army’s violent attack on the peaceful Great March of Return in the Gaza Strip last Friday. The veteran nationalist also urged the Irish government to expel the ambassador “as a first step towards formal recognition of the State of Palestine.”
The awful brutality inflicted today on the Palestinian people is an international Shame and indictment of the USA, EU, UN & Israeli Government. Our Taoiseach needs to stand with Palestine.
— Gerry Adams (@GerryAdamsSF) March 30, 2018
In a press release issued on Monday, the CIR said that Adams’ position reflected that of the Irish people as a whole, who have always stood by the rights of the Palestinians and rejected the ongoing crimes of the Israeli occupation.
The Gaza-based Council called upon the European Union and the United Nations to take a stand against Israel’s criminal acts, and said that political movements around the world should adopt Adams’ courageous position and press for an end to the injustices inflicted upon the Palestinian people.
Protestors gather at the International Wall on Belfast’s Falls Road in solidarity with the people of Gaza following the killing of at least 16 Palestinians by the Israeli Army yesterday #GazaMassacre pic.twitter.com/qSbmvT1TTg
— Sinn Féin (@sinnfeinireland) March 31, 2018